Rent Yentl on DVD


1983 Rated PG 2hr 12m

Based on Isaac Bashevis Singer's story, this Oscar-winning musical stars Barbra Streisand as Yentl, the bookish daughter of a Talmud teacher who instructs her even though it's forbidden to teach the sacred text to girls. Determined to continue her schooling after her father dies, Yentl disguises herself as a boy to gain entry to a yeshiva. There, she meets the brilliant Avigdor (Mandy Patinkin), who only has eyes for Hadass (Amy Irving).

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Movie Details

1984 Razzie® Awards
1984 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Director (Motion Picture)
  • Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
1984 Academy Award®
  • Best Music Score
  • Best Art Direction nominee
  • Best Music Song nominee
  • Best Supporting Actress nominee: Amy Irving
Adult content, brief nudity and mild violence
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
Bonus material
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.66:1


English, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; director's extended cut with added scenes from Barbra's archive; director's commentary; Introduction by Barbra Streisand.